Card Games to Play with Kindergarteners and Pre-Schoolers

I have always loved to play cards. In fact, for my seventh birthday, my parents bought me 32 decks of cards!!* So, I have been anxiously awaiting the time when my kids are old enough to enjoy a game of cards with me. Crazy 8s. The time has come where now two of my girls

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Can You Identify These Sentence Patterns?

In the last few weeks of our grammar class, we have learned about indirect objects, direct objects, objects of the preposition, object complement nouns, and object complement adjectives. My students can figure some of these out when the pattern is predictable, but are they able to apply what they learned when the sentence patterns are

Probability Resources

Does it seem odd to you to teach probability during our science experiment time?  It seems more like a math topic, right?  Science and math are truly integrated (chemistry, physics, etc all involve math). However, it helps to know how science and probability are connected.  Understanding odds helps us in the discussion of origins.  During

Morning Time

Morning Time has been a popular topic among moms as of late.  How do we get our day off to a good start?

My homeschool is not super structured and for awhile our mornings have been more like “survival time.”  I found myself starting the day by turning on the TV just so everyone would leave me alone while I got breakfast going.

But over Christmas break, I became convicted about establishing better habits and better routines.  I’m also aware that starting new habits and giving up old ones is HARD.  It’s a spiritual battle as well.